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Tolls would be required for Larson's 'big dig'

Kym Soper | Journal Inquirer |

Connecticut abolished tollbooths more than 30 years ago, and every attempt to reinstate them since has been blown out of the water. But that would have to change, says U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st...

Report: Greater Hartford's GDP flat in 2016

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford area's economic growth rate was flat in 2016, ranking in the bottom half of U.S. metropolitan areas tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the BEA said Thursday.

Malloy: My GOP budget criticism is vetting, not kvetching


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a softer tack Thursday in his continuing critique of the Republican budget now on its way to his desk, saying he was offering “constructive feedback” and...

UConn pushing hard to avoid GOP budget cuts

Patricia Daddona |

As UConn and Republican leaders do battle over what the university has called "unprecedented" proposed GOP budget cuts to the university, UConn has taken to Twitter with a #SaveUConn campaign.

GOP, Dems both lack solution to CT's cycle of budget deficits


Despite their many disagreements over how the next state budget should look, Republican and Democratic legislators have one key element in common.

State education funding to be a battleground in budget dispute


Huge questions over how state aid for schools and state colleges ultimately will fare will be a critical focus of Democratic and Republican leaders as they grapple with reconciling their vastly...

Hedge fund manager could throw hat in ring in CT governor's race

Patricia Daddona |

Hedge fund manager David Stemerman is exploring a run for Connecticut's top political post under the Republican Party banner, according to multiple published reports and a letter he sent to investors...

Moody's: CT's long-term fiscal prospects 'stark'

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's budget crisis has been stabilized in the short-term by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's executive order, but the long-term outlook may be more "stark," says a fresh analysis from Moody's...

$250K grant boosts Hartford's youth job training

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford Foundation is awarding a two-year, $250,000 grant to Billings Forge Community Works and Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) to support the “Opportunity Youth Job Training Program.”

Webster's Smith retiring; cedes CEO baton to Ciulla

Gregory Seay | 1

James C. Smith, only the second CEO in the history of Webster Financial, is retiring from the Waterbury lender his father founded and will be succeeded by John R. Ciulla, effective New Year's Day...

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